- Green River
Green River, KY
Hart County (Rio to Munfordville Park Ramp)
The karst topography surrounding the Green River in Hart County produces some of the highest water quality in Kentucky. Many springs empty into this stretch of the river that pump a constant flow of clean, cold water and give the river a color more reminiscent of the shallows of the Caribbean than south-central Kentucky.
The Green in this stretch is one of the most biologically diverse in the world, holding species only found in this river system. It holds 70 species of mussels. Some are extremely rare, once abundant in the Ohio Valley, but are now tenuously holding on to their presence on Earth in the Green. The strategic importance of the river also made it a theater of battle during the Civil War.
Two floats give visitors an intimate view of arguably the most scenic stretch of Green River. This section features river bluffs, islands, chutes, mild riffles and long deep holes, which are perfect for beginners or a family seeking a day away from the world. (KYFWR)